Gettings towards an MPI-3.0 draft
I’ve been a bit tardy with my blogging responsibilities of late; but only because I’ve been swamped with MPI stuff. Honest!
This past week, the MPI Forum met in Chicago and had a huge text-merging party. Specifically, we took all the MPI-3 proposals that had passed and actually merged their text into a single document. We did this in parallel (get it?) by dividing up the tickets and chapters among all the meeting participants. It was quite amazing to watch, actually.
The merges resulted in a few conflicts here and there, a probably-inevitable set of LaTeX issues, some “Hey, why isn’t the Subversion server responding?” complaints, and some last minute, “Hey, that doesn’t look quite right…”-isms.
All that being said, it actually was a highly successful week, and the MPI-3 document is looking to be in very, very good shape. We fixed oodles of little problems, cleaned up bunches of typos, and generally smoothly merged all the proposals into a good-looking document.
We’ve still got a little work to go, but the plan is to have a darn-near-complete MPI-3.0 draft put out to the public by the end of next week (i.e., around Friday, 27 July, 2012).